The Toll Gate Tidings
March 27, 2016 Edition
Important Dates to Note
3/28 - 5th Grade Campfire/DARE Program
3/29-3/31- Kindergarten Registration
3/31- 3O'S "Footprints" program
4/1- Staff Placement Preference Survey due
4/1 - "Don't be a fool - READ!" day - dress as your favorite book character
4/1 - 3P's "Footprints" program
4/4-4/8 - Spring Break - No School
4/11 - K-5 Grade Level Meetings
4/12 - 5th grade night at Trenton Thunder
4/13 - Faculty Council
4/14 - 3O'S "Footprints" program
4/15 - 3P "Footprints" program
4/15 - Dr. Smith's monthly visit
4/15 - End of 3rd marking period
4/15 - Science Fair
4/18 - Gator Gratitude letters
4/18 - Faculty Meeting
4/19 - OW training Grade 1
4/19 - 3O'S to TASK
4/20 - OW training Grade K
4/20 - Spring Birthday Celebration
4/21 - Bus Evacuation Drills
4/21 - OW training Grade 2
4/22 - K trip to Howell Farm
4/22 - 3P "Footprints" program
4/25-4/27 - PARCC testing Grades 3-5
4/25 - 5th Grade Consititution Center program
4/26 - 5th Grade Kidsbridge Mobile Exhibit
4/27 - 5th Grade Constitution Center program
4/28 - TODASTW Day
4/28 - K to "Busytown"
4/29 - PARCC testing Grades 3-5
4/29 - 3P "Footprints" program
4/29 - 4th Grade Kidsbridge Mobile Exhibit
Also, if you wanted an online version of the SAMR wheel Vikki and Chris created, see here. We have extras in the main office too.
Google Article to follow up SAMR
March is our Reading Spirit Month!
Our last spirit day will be this Friday, April 1, Don't be a Fool - READ! Dress up as your favorite reading character.
Staff Placement Preference Survey for 2016-2017
It's about that time! Please take a few minutes to think about next year and where you would like to be working in the building. This is for both teaching staff and paraprofessionals!
Please remember: this is your WISHLIST. There is no guarantee that you will get your first or second choice, it just helps me better understand people's desires and then look for best fits. A lot goes into creating the schedule, and while I try to accomodate people's wishes, that cannot always happen.
Please have this form completed and submitted by Friday, April 1st. Thank you!
4/25 - 4/27: ELA portion
4/28 - TODASTW Day
4/29 - ELA Field Test
5/2-5/3: Math portion
5/4-5/9: Make-up testing
Training for all staff will occur at the April Faculty Meeting (4/18). Please be sure to attend this meeting.
In the meantime, make sure to check out the "PARCC" link under "Staff" on our District Website. See below - just make sure you are logged in as a staff member with your hvrsd.org, or else you will not be able to view the page.
TA Basics - check this out
Thanks to JIll Bacso for creating a "Test Administrator Basics" guide. This is a good review for all staff involved with testing.
One thing to note that is new: PARCC will not work with Chrome this year. You need to use another browser.
Here are some practice tests for your students to try...
ClassDojo and Growth Mindset
Quote of the Week
"Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits."